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Semi-Permanent Bench Grinder Mount

Semi-Permanent Bench Grinder Mount

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Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.

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Fixing a gummed-up frog

Fixing a gummed-up frog

Sticky adjustment knobs make handplaning difficult, but a fix is easy.

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Folding sawhorse stows away

Folding sawhorse stows away

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This rock-solid sawhorse folds and stows away in a sliver of space, and you can make it from hardwood scraps and hardware-store hinges.

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Repairing a Checked Tabletop

Repairing a Checked Tabletop

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An unlikely tool comes into play during the repair of a checked tabletop

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Drool-Worthy Workshop Videos for 2012

Drool-Worthy Workshop Videos for 2012

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Feed your woodworking addiction with a triple-dose of some of our favorite shops and sawmills.

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How to Make Arts & Crafts-style Drawer Pulls

How to Make Arts & Crafts-style Drawer Pulls

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Some simple tricks with a router and a drill press yield perfect pulls.

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A Better Way to Fit Mitered Trim

A Better Way to Fit Mitered Trim

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Faced with installing lots of mitered molding on doors for a built-in project, I came up with a technique for fast, perfect results.

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Perfect Bevels on a Bench Grinder

Perfect Bevels on a Bench Grinder

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You don't need an expensive wet grinder to obtain a perfect hollow grind on your finest chisels. An inexpensive bench grinder will get the job done just as well—if you know how.

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Build a 20-minute tool tray for go-to tools

Build a 20-minute tool tray for go-to tools

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I raided the FWW off-cuts rack and, 20 minutes later, had a new tool tray for an old tool box. The tray is now the home for my shop essentials.

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Simple fixture flattens curved drawer fronts for joinery

Simple fixture flattens curved drawer fronts for joinery

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A simple curved cradle lets me cut accurate rabbets in curved drawer fronts.

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